5. Smoke Inhalation.
—This is carried on by burning drugs and inspiring the smoke. This time honored procedure has properly fallen into disuse, as the patient must inhale along with the volatile ingredients useless carbon particles that are liable to set up irritation. We now have at our command the means for administering to our patients the former without the latter. As a smoke inhalation for use in asthma, if such a one is desired, may be prescribed powdered stramonium, 2 parts, mixed with potassium nitrate and powdered anise, of each, 1 part.
MEDICATION OF MOUTH AND PHARYNX
The mouth and pharynx, covered by perhaps the least sensitive mucosa of the body as far as irritation is concerned, is the citadel of the sense of taste. Hence agents of disagreeable taste or flavor should not be inflicted, if as good an effect can be obtained in a more
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